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  1. Infants exposed to domestic violence have poorer cognitive development

    Infants coming from homes with domestic violence often go on to have worse academic outcomes in school due to neurodevelopmental lags and a higher risk for a variety of health issues, including gastrointestinal distress, trouble eating and sleeping, as well as stress and illness.
  2. Allergies to mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines rare, generally mild, study finds

    Allergic reactions to the new mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines are rare, typically mild and treatable, and they should not deter people from becoming vaccinated, according to researchers.
  3. Discovery highlights the complex lifestyles of frontline immune cells

    Researchers have made a surprise discovery about how immune 'sentinel' cells are maintained, which could have implications for drugs in development for treating cancer.
  4. Brain microstructural damage related to cognitive dysfunction and steroid medication in lupus patients

    Researchers attempted to unravel such mechanisms by adopting non-invasive diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study the brains of SLE patients, particularly the white matter, coupled with computerized neuropsychological assessment. White matter lies beneath the grey matter cortex in the human brain and comprises millions of bundles of nerve fibers that transmit signals to different brain regions.
  5. Ancient DNA rewrites early Japanese history -- modern day populations have tripartite genetic origin

    Researchers have extracted Ancient DNA from human bones to re-write early Japanese history by underlining that modern day populations in Japan have a tripartite genetic origin -- a finding that refines previously accepted views of a dual genomic ancestry.
  6. Time until dementia symptoms appear can be estimated via brain scan

    Researchers have developed an approach to estimating when a person who is at high risk of Alzheimer's dementia but has no cognitive symptoms will start showing signs of cognitive decline. The approach is based on data from a single brain scan, combined with the person's age.
  7. Gut bacteria might be an indicator of colon cancer risk

    Researchers are finding a link between the increased presence of certain bacteria in a gut biome and colon cancer.
  8. Faster research through automation: New way to count micronuclei in cells

    Researchers have created a novel automated program that accurately and quickly counts micronuclei in stained images. Micronuclei are small nucleus-like structures that are markers of pathologies such as cancer. The development of this automated program will be useful for future research into micronuclei and may aid in the diagnosis and tracking of a range of pathologies.
  9. Cutting-edge 3D facial scans could give genetic clues to autism

    Researchers are using high-tech 3D facial scans to give us a better understanding of the genetic causes of autism.
  10. When organoids meet coronaviruses

    Researchers established an organoid biobank to search for the genes that are essential for the spreading of a SARS-CoV2 infection. Their study highlights the usefulness of organoids for basic research into coronaviruses, as well as highlighting potential drug targets.
  11. Six stages of engagement in ADHD treatment revealed in new, diverse study

    Six stages of engagement in treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have been reported by researchers based on a diverse study, inclusive of parents of predominantly racial and ethnic minority children with ADHD.
  12. Researchers improve optical tissue clearing method to diagnose cancer

    The ability to visualize cancerous tumors and metastatic tissue three dimensionally (3D) can help clinicians diagnose the precise type and stage of cancer, while also informing the best treatment methods. To obtain an even clearer tissue for imaging, a research team based in Japan has tested the effectiveness of specialized hydrogels. Acting as a 3D molecular network, these hydrogels can rapidly remove fats from tissues, which are a factor in tissue opacification, without losing their structure. The material is used in several biomedical devices, including contact lenses.
  13. 'Blue food revolution' to tackle climate change and malnutrition

    An unprecedented review of the aquatic foods sector has uncovered how fisheries and aquaculture can play a greater role in delivering healthy diets and more sustainable, equitable and resilient food systems around the world.
  14. Patients with multiple sclerosis show robust T-cell responses to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines

    New research shows that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are effective at inducing T-cell responses in multiple sclerosis patients who receive B cell-depleting infusions even if their antibody responses are diminished.
  15. COVID-19 virus is evolving to get better at becoming airborne, new study shows

    A new study finds that SARS-CoV-2 is evolving toward more efficient aerosol generation, and loose-fitting masks provide significant but only modest source control. Until vaccination rates are very high, continued layered controls, including improved ventilation, increased filtration, UV air sanitation, and tight-fitting masks are critical to protect people in public-facing jobs and indoor spaces, researchers urge.
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